Well First this is not in hate, in fact it is in love because what kind of Christian would i be if i didn’t share the truth, hoping people would learn it, and be saved from their sins to live in Heaven with God for Eternity.
In Romans 1:18-3218 it says that because people were sinning God gave them over to their sinful desires of their hearts do and that is what is happening to our country (The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.)
Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable (Leviticus 18:22)
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. (1 Corinthians 15:34)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) Walking in the light meaning not living in sin.
” But you guys are telling them it’s okay to live in sin and not repent.. I mean yes we all sin i couldn’t agree more. I sin and i’m not afraid to admit that, but at the point in time when you begin to say it’s okay to live in sin you are going against what God says, He says in multiple places to repent of your sins and turn your ways to God. I’m not saying you can’t sin, and i’m not judging you for sinning, but what i am saying is that you need to repent your ways and try to turn to God, i admit there are things i struggle with like cussing, it is a constant fight for me, but i don’t give up and live in the sin, everyday i struggle and ask God to help me.. So i guess what I’m saying here is, don’t encourage people to sin.. tell them that they aren’t alone and help them get saved and come to God. For it says in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” so you see he will cleanse us from all wickedness.”(Quote by my boyfriend in response to a debate we are having on if its ok to legalize gay marriage) but on the other hand if we do not repent he will not forgive us, and if we deny Him, He will also deny us in front of God in Heaven. (Matthew 10:33)
Here are a few verses talking more about what will happen if we don’t confess our sins and turn from our ways.
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. (John 3:4)
We should not deny them from church, but instead welcome them just like we do with everyone else, after all Church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for the broken. But if they try to become a member, Deacon, leader, Teacher we must confront them, and even before they want to become an authority.
Also The old testament was written as laws before Jesus came and died on the cross, when He died, The curtain into the Holy of Holies was torn from the top to the bottom (Matthew 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split) as a symbol we no longer needed a Priest to confess our sins to, but instead we can go straight to God, it also means that the old law (not eating pork, not cutting hair ect.) was broken UNLESS it was written in the new testament as well.
(this next part is also from my boyfriend-and partly from one of my mentors) “First Romans 6:1 “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means!” Sure, if we ask for forgiveness, God is full of grace, and washes those sins away. We can’t keep living in sin just because God is going to forgive us, that’s not how this works. In Luke 9:23 it says “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Satan does not stop with his attempts to drag us down, and we WILL make mistakes along the way. But turning towards God for that continual heart transformation is necessary!
Marriage IS defined between a man and a woman. God designed marriage to be models of Christ’s love for His church. Homosexual marriage is no different than a marriage with abuse or adultery. God does not rank these perversions of marriage from least to worst. As Christians, when we see the distortion of truth or notice a friend caught up in a sinful lifestyle, we are to encourage them to stay on the “narrow path.” Hebrews 3:13 “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Christians are deemed hateful or judgmental if we stand against the homosexual lifestyle. However, our view of this lifestyle being a sin is only stating what has been written in scripture. We aren’t saying it in hate, only that we know that this is not the way God deems righteous for His people. 1Corinthians 6:9-11. Then read 1 Cor 6:12. “Everything is permissible for me-but not everything is beneficial.”
And the last verse i leave you with is this 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” The bottom line – we can’t pick and choose what we think is right from the bible.”
I’ve made my point, I’ve shown the light, and the truth which is God. (“I am the way the Truth and the Light, No man comes to The Father but by Me”-John 14:6)
I leave you with this
be a light, shine bright for God its not your job to save people in fact you cant, but it is your job to witness as often as possible.
Have a great Holy week and remember the reason for this season!